Eureka Adds Final Pieces to Women’s Basketball Recruit Class

Eureka Adds Final Pieces to Women’s Basketball Recruit Class

EUREKA, Ill. – Second-year Eureka College women's basketball head coach Amos Arbogast announced the addition of four more incoming freshmen, Monday afternoon. Megan Masching (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.), Josie Morgan (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.), Madison Murphy (Marshall, Ill./Marshall H.S.) and Taniyah Ramsey (Decatur, Ill./Argenta-Oreana H.S.) will join the program this season, bringing Arbogast's incoming class to 11 student-athletes, all with four years of eligibility at EC.

Masching was a two-sport standout at Pontiac, contributing to the Indians' golf team in addition to her time on the basketball court. Standing at 5-5, Masching led head coach Dan Gschwendtner's squad to 12 wins last winter. The Indians went 6-3 in league contests to finish fourth in the Illini Prairie Conference. Pontiac won an IHSA 3A regional contest before bowing out of the tournament to three-time defending state champion Morton in the semifinal.

Morgan was the spark plug in the backcourt at Washington for head coach Kim Holdenrid Barth, who played in 100 games as a four-year women's basketball letterwinner at Eureka from 2003 through 2007. A 5-2 guard, Morgan piloted the Panthers to a pair of IHSA 3A regional championships, including a title in 2017-18 as a senior after a fourth-place showing in the Mid-Illini Conference. Morgan's efforts were rewarded with a spot on the All-Mid-Illini Conference Second Team.

Murphy is a 5-11 forward from Marshall, Ill. The 2018 Marshall High School graduate was the Lions' top rebounder last season, leading MHS to 21 wins and a third-place finish in the Little Illini Conference. The Lions went on to secure an IHSA regional championship and advanced to the Round of 32 in the 2A state tournament.

Ramsey played prep basketball as a guard at Argenta-Oreana. The 5-2 Decatur, Ill. native helped the Bombers to 11 wins as a senior last season, including a sparkling 4-1 mark in the Northwest Division of Little Okaw Valley Conference action that landed her squad in a second-place divisional finish. Ramsey's efforts helped engineer a major turnaround for the Bombers – the 11 wins during her senior season, which included a victory in an IHSA 2A regional, were an eight-win increase from the season before.

Eureka can return as many as nine letterwinners from last season's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference runner-up that won 18 games and advanced to the league tournament semifinals for the seventh consecutive season.

This release is the third of a three-part series announcing Eureka's women's basketball recruiting class.